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Operations Quality Manager - External Manufacturing (8371)

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Location: Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 20-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Manufacturing
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Operations Quality Manager - External Manufacturing


Location:MN-Arden Hills-4001
Territory (if applicable):
Supply Chain

Business Unit:Supply Chain includes facilities and processes that operate to manufacture a finished product from raw material and deliver to the end-user. This business unit enhances competitive advantage, efficiency, innovation, quality and consistency.
Position Purpose:This position is responsible for assuring compliance to the Land O' Lakes External Manufacturing Quality Programs across assigned contract manufacturing locations across food and feed. This includes risk assessment, contract manufacturing site audits and visits, and the establishment of strong working relationships with the Quality leaders in these locations. The position is also responsible for working with the plants to solve quality issues and provide guidance in corrective action solutions. As new products are developed, the position will be a part of internal cross functional teams that are responsible for the new product / new location Quality and Food safety review, start-up and execution of product launches. This position will be the primary face of Land O'Lakes Quality to the assigned Contract Manufacturers.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:BS Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field with 7-10 years progressive QA experience and food manufacturing experience.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:This position must possess leadership skills and the ability to operate from a personal power base position through knowledge and practical experience in risk assessment, HACCP and risk management skills and Quality Management Systems , Person must have a risk based preventative approach, Have strong team skills and experience, as well as proven written and verbal communication skills. Experience in multiple food manufacturing platforms is strongly desired.

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Percentage of Travel:50-70%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.